No vs. Nay

No vs. Nay — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between No and Nay

Nonoun

Variant of Noh.

Nayadverb

No

All but four Democrats voted nay.

Nonoun

A negative response; a denial or refusal

The proposal produced only noes.

Nayadverb

And moreover

He was ill-favored, nay, hideous.

Nonoun

A negative vote or voter.

Naynoun

A denial or refusal.

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Noadverb

Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement

No, I'm not going. No, you're wrong.

Naynoun

A negative vote or voter.

Noadverb

Not at all; not by any degree. Often used with the comparative

no better.no more.

Nayinterjection

(archaic) no

Noadverb

Not

whether or no.

Nayconjunction

or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.

His face was dirty, nay filthy.
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Noadverb

(Informal) Used to indicate agreement with a preceding statement, especially when followed by a stronger judgment supporting that statement

"The car is getting old." "No, I know. It must be 10 years old by now.".

Naynoun

A vote against.

I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular.

Nointerjunction

Used to express strong refusal, doubt, or disbelief.

Naynoun

A person who voted against.

The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed; the nays have it.

Noadjective

Not any; not one; not a

No cookies are left.

Naynoun

(archaic) A denial; a refusal. [https://books.google.com/books?id=uysQzJy9IwMC&pg=PA818&dq=%22word+nay+a+denial+refusal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwij_5CHi-3cAhWJ2FMKHWjCDdMQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=%22word%20nay%20a%20denial%20refusal%22&f=false]

Noadjective

Not at all; not close to being

He is no child.

Nayverb

(obsolete) To refuse.

Noadjective

Hardly any

got there in no time flat. See Usage Note at nor1.

Nayadjective

nary

Nodeterminer

Not any.

no oneThere is no water left.No hot dogs were sold yesterday.No phones were at the store.No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous.There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)

Naynoun

a negative;

the nays have it

Nodeterminer

Hardly any.

We'll be finished in no time at all.

Nayadverb

not this merely but also; not only so but;

each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique

Nodeterminer

Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).

No smokingThere's no stopping her once she gets going.

Nodeterminer

Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.

My mother's no fool.Working nine to five every day is no life.

Noadverb

, with comparatives more and less, and informally with certain other adjectives such as good, fun, and fair, except in|_|Scotland}} Not, not at all.

It is a less physical kind of torture, but no less gruesome. (General)This is no different from what we've been doing all along. (General)The teacher’s ruling was no fair. (Informal)That game is no fun. (Informal)I just want to find out whether she's coming or no. (Scotland)

Noadverb

(archaic) nodot=a

Nonoun

a negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval

Nonoun

a vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition

The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".

Nonoun

a negative;

his no was loud and clear

Nonoun

a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known

Noadjective

quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of;

we have no bananasno eggs left and no money to buy anyhave you no decency?did it with no helpI'll get you there in no timehave some milksome roses were still bloominghaving some friends oversome applessome paper

Noadverb

referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present;

he was no heavier than a child

Noadverb

not in any degree or manner; not at all;

he is no better today

Noadverb

used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement;

no, you are wrong